By Stephen Ephraem
TSONGA (Xangani) fast dance music in South Africa cannot be mentioned without names of pioneers like the late Peta Ngoveni Teanet’s stable which included his sibling Foster “The Blackforce”, his mother Emma and wife Gladys “Vuyelwa” Mapitlula.
There is also mention of Chris “General Muzka” Mkhonto who gave the Teanet stable a torrid moment when he produced tunes for the late Ntombi “Marhumbini” Ngwenya and the late Zyda “Zabelana” Mhlongo. The late David Simelani of Mob Force sealed the fast Tsonga rhythms.
Today, various artistes are belting the danceable fast Tsonga music trading between afro pop and Xigaza. Among these is Zimbabwe’s own songstress Lady Masleny.
Lady Masleny was born Jenipher Mahoya 36 years ago at Muteyo in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe. The Pretoria based Afro pop and Xigaza queen is set to conquer South African Afro pop territory.
“I started recording music in the year 2016 doing Afro pop and Xigaza. I have 22 songs to my credit and I am currently working on an album. I have done three videos namely Corona, Nuna wemungana and Kutekiwa ninga heti.
“Nuna wemungana is my favourite song and currently trending on video platform, YouTube. I am backed by two dancers, Tsholo and Sesana who are always there to support me. Our workmanship is so strong that we are set to conquer the Afro pop circles in Mzansi,” said Masleny.
The Afro pop diva who claims that she sings to entertain people and give messages is satisfied with what she has so far achieved in the music circles.
“I am happy with my music. I was born with art talent so music is flowing in my blood. I sing to entertain people and I am happy when people learn lessons from my messages. I thank my producer, Ycrep for his quality sound and guidance. I am rearing to conquer the Afro pop world,” added Masleny